Office of the VP for Communications – Keeping alumni and friends connected to U-M

Philanthropy

  1. Victors for Michigan

    “Where the leaders and best come together” In early November the University publicly launched its most ambitious fundraising campaign of $4 billion—the largest effort in the history of public higher education. U-M’s most recent campaign, the Michigan Difference, ran from 2004-08 and raised $3.2 billion. The University has already received gifts totaling $1.7 billion during Read more

  2. Ross makes history with $200 million gift to U-M

    “As a youngster, it was always, ‘Why don’t you be like your uncle?'” says Stephen M. Ross, BBA ’62, referring to mentor and Ohio State University benefactor Max Fisher. “So when the opportunity came to make a major gift—what better way to do it [than at Michigan]?”

  3. A tale of two Michigans

    Video: At the age of 106, Lillian (Cooper) Gaines, ABEd ’27, remembers Ann Arbor at the height of the Jazz Age. “I was a dancing fool,” she says. And while he followed in her footsteps, son Harry Gaines, AB ’57/JD ’60, came to a very different U-M.

  4. Creativity personified

    The University’s Board of Regents in September approved the renaming of the art-and-design school to the Penny W. Stamps School of Art and Design.

  5. DoGood movement grows: Student iPhone app acquired by national company

    The popular DoGood iPhone application developed by U-M students last year has been acquired by Tonic, a digital media company. It’s the latest of dozens of inventions by U-M students and faculty that are transforming the Michigan and national economies.